Prior to 2015, defenses could not score on extra-point or two-point conversion attempts.
Saints become the first team in NFL history to run back a blocked XP for 2 points pic.twitter.com/N9LnEhx0nM
— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) December 6, 2015
Against the Denver Broncos in Week 10, not only did the Saints find themselves on the unenviable side of the new rule, they did so in excrutiating fashion—and it cost them the game.
Down six with under three minutes remaining, quarterback Drew Brees led the Saints 75 yards down the field, capping it with an insane touchdown catch from Brandin Cooks to tie things up.
— FanSportsClips (@FanSportsClips) November 13, 2016
An extra point away from taking the lead with 1:22 remaining, this happened instead:
Are you kidding me?
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) November 13, 2016
That's Justin Simmons blocking the Wil Lutz attempt and Will Parks taking it to the house for two points and, after a pair of kneels, a 25-23 victory.
Denver is now 7-3. The Saints are 4-5.